Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions


13th May 2024

Closing Date

9th June 2024





Interviews Scheduled

W/C July 1 2024 TBC

UHI is a unique and globally recognized tertiary institution providing innovative further and higher education for over 36,000 students across a campus which includes 70 teaching and learning centres. Delivered by 12 academic partner colleges across the Highlands and Islands, Moray and Perthshire, UHI offers much more than a traditional university and its mission is to provide transformational impact on the people, communities, and economy of the region through a rich blend of academic programmes from access level to PhD studies. With an income of c£135 million, UHI is a complex business of education with a devolved finance structure that requires progressive financial stewardship in a highly competitive and fast-paced international market for education. The University has an ambitious corporate strategy to 2030 which focuses on growth and success built around 5 themes including teaching, research and innovation impact, enterprise and growth, environmental sustainability, and operational excellence.

Reporting to the Vice-Principal, Strategy, Performance and Culture the new Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions will provide oversight and strategic leadership of the university’s student recruitment and admissions activity for both home and overseas students, ensuring that the agreed targets for these activities are met or exceeded.

Working with and supporting the senior executive team of UHI, you will provide strategic Recruitment and Admissions direction, allowing the University to achieve its corporate ambitions articulated in the 2030 strategic plan. The new Director will have management responsibilities for a team of Student Recruitment and Admissions colleagues (both home and overseas.) Using your expertise and experience in marketing, admissions, and data analytics, innovative recruitment strategies will be developed and tailored to diverse student demographics through a focus that cultivates partnerships with schools and community organisations, optimises digital and traditional marketing channels, and implements targeted communication campaigns to effectively engage prospective students.

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How to apply

To find out more about this exceptional opportunity with one of the country’s most unique tertiary education providers please contact Alan Walter, Dixon Walter Ltd on 07876 766972, email or Simon Critchley, Dixon Walter Ltd on 07891 842 347, email

Applications should be made via email to and must include on separate documents:

  • a letter of application setting out your interest in the role and details of how you match the person specification
  • a comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV)
  • details of three referees and notice period (referees will not be contacted without your permission)
  • a completed Personal Details Form (available above)

Closing date for applications is Midnight, Sunday 9th June with preliminary interviews with Dixon Walter w/c 10th and 17th June and final interviews at UHI the week commencing w/c 1st July.

In making an application for this role we ask you also to view our Privacy Notice which outlines our compliance to General Data Protection Regulations and the use and storage of your data. Personal Data is held and processed on the lawful basis that such action is in the Legitimate Interest of the company in pursuing the purposes described and has been considered through the use of a Legitimate Interest Assessment utilising the Balance Test to not be outweighed by risks to the rights, freedoms and interests of the Data Subject.

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